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Monday, August 29, 2016

Rick G. Dynes (August 27, 2016)

Rick G. Dynes, 64, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away August 27, 2016, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born September 28, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Robert and Anna Jane (Young)Dynes.

In addition to his parents, Rick is preceded in death by a sister, Belinda Dynes, maternal grandparents, Van and Wanda Young and paternal grandparents, Margarite and Walter Dynes.

Rick was a former member of the sons of American legion and the Darke county Motorcycle Club. He was avid car enthusiast. Rick also loved spending time outside boating and fishing on Lake Erie.

Rick is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Runner) Dynes, whom he married on March 12,1971; son and daughter in law, Aaron and Tommie Dynes of Piqua; daughter and son in law, Allison and Kurt Medrano of Ansonia; grandchildren, Payton Brandenburg, Grace, Shelby and Aubrey Dynes, Zoe and Chandler Tracey, and Haley, Hunter and Allivia Medrano; brothers and sister in law, Bobby and Donna Dynes of Greenville and Stoney Dynes of Greenville; sisters and brothers in law, Vicki and Bob Fields of Mendon, OH and Rocksand and Richard “Joby” Hollinger of Greenville; father in law and mother in law, Duard “Doc” and Jean Runner of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fee officiating. Family and Friends may visit on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Mental Health.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Elizabeth A. Eyer (August 27, 2016)

Elizabeth A. Eyer, 64 of New Madison, Ohio passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM at Wayne Healthcare. She was born February 8, 1952 in York, Pennsylvania the daughter of Patricia (King) Hildebrand of Annapolis, Maryland and the late Eldon Hildebrand.

She was the purchase clerk and Assistant to the Dean of Nursing at Edison Community College. She was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren.

She is preceded in death by her father; and her brother: Ned Hildebrand.

She is survived by her husband: Jay Eyer of New Madison; children & spouse: Jeremy & Sharon Eyer, Heather Hetzler & fiancé Larry; grandchildren: Rachel & Husband Joe, Dalton, Joshua, Joseph, Jakob, Jenna & Jonathon; great grandchild: Sophia; sister in law and brother in law: Sue Ann & Larry Finton; brothers & sisters: Ray Hildebrand, Todd & Diane Hildebrand, Jan & Gayle Hildebrand, Becky & Bernie Lockhart, Katie Womersley, & Lonnie Hildebrand; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday September 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday August 31, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Colon Cancer Alliance.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mark Thompson (August 18, 2016)

Mark Thompson,49, of Eaton, passed away at his residence on August 18, 2016.

Mark was born on October 3, 1966 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Sharon(Wintrow)Thompson of New Paris and late Lee Thompson. In addition to his father, Mark is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Thompson.

Mark enjoyed refurbishing vehicles. He was a very good drawer and was a tattoo artist.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Thompson of Greenville, Fawn Thompson, Indianapolis, IN and Tasha Thompson of New Paris; 4 grandchildren; brother; Oscar Thompson of New Paris and Jacob Reid of Wyoming; sisters, Lisa Callihan of Ansonia, Lee Rice of Greenville, and Danielle Sapia of Wyoming; his girlfriend, Patricia Stepp of Eaton; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mark’s Life will be held Sunday, September 14, 2016 from 1-4 PM at 209 W. Main Street, New Paris, Ohio.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Memorial may be made to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.braundpope.com

Sue M. Searls (August 22, 2016)

Sue M. Searls, 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born February 8, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Robert B. & Louise (Harding) Manuel.

Sue was a supervisor at Darke County Human Services; a member of the League of Women Voters; Sorosis Literary Club; V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary; Elks Lodge; Wayne Hospital Volunteer; past board member of Darke County Mental Health; Passport; Area Agency on Aging PSA-2; Family Health Services; Mental Retardation Independent Living; and a founding board member of Comprehensive Health Services.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband: John Robert Searls. She is survived by her children & spouses: Diana & Doug Baker, Rebecca Searls, Gretchen Price, & Mark & Linda Searls; grandchildren: Jahn Price, Chris Price, Courtney Pulfer, Kim Warren, & Matt Searls; 17 great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will held at the convenience of the family. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the First Universalist Church of New Madison. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Larry Allen Stump (August 22, 2016)

Larry Allen Stump, age 66, of Troy, OH, passed away, Monday, August 22, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born Friday, January 20, 1950 in Greenville, OH, a son of the late Richard and Margaret (Heiser) Stump.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Yearsley.

Larry was a former fire fighter with the New Madison Community Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years and was a former member of the Tri-Village Rescue Services for 13 years. He retired for NK Parts in Sidney, OH. Larry loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Larry loved his family and was proud of his children. He was a caring husband, devoted father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed.

Larry is survived by his Wife, Linda May Stump; 3 children, Shannan (Fred) Marshall, Glenville, WV, Miles (Kami) Stump, Greenville, OH, and Danielle Stump, Greenville, OH: 2 step-daughters, Jennifer Stradling, of Troy, OH, Maurita Riddle, Cleveland, OH; sister, Joann Russell, Greenville, OH, brother, Elven (Connie) Stump, Celina, OH; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Lisbon Cemetery in Union City, IN.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and again Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions by be made to: Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Ave., Suite 101, Troy, OH 45373

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Jack W. Powell (August 21, 2016)

Jack W. Powell, 74 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Sunday August 21, 2016 at 11:17 AM at his residence. He was born May 21, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Charles & Zinna Margaret (Thompson) Powell. He worked as an inspector for GM for 31 years. He was a member of the V.F.W.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his Wife: Rebecca G. Powell on May 14, 2016.

He is survived by children & spouse: Michael W. Powell and Fiancé Ashley Caroll of Arcanum, Melissa J. & Kevin Rismiller of Greenville, Mark S. Powell of Dayton; grandchildren: Brittany Powell, Shelby Powell, Brenden, & Madison Rismiller; great grandchildren: Harmony, & Lyla; brother & sister in law: Charles & Linda Powell of Miamisburg, Ohio.

Services will be held on Friday August 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday August 25, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Fred Watern (August 19, 2016)

Fred Watern,75, of New Madison, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on August 19, 2016. Fred was born on November 13, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Herschel Paul and Ruth Louise(Allen)Watern.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents.

Fred is survived by his wife, Nita (Walker)Watern, whom he married November 4,1962; son and daughter-in-law, Steven E. and Sandra L. Watern of New Madison, and their children, John Vetter, Shaun and Bud Vanover, Gabriel Watern, Rachel Watern, Tabitha Watern, Timothy Watern, and Daniel Watern; 5 great grandchildren; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph B. and Nina M. Watern of Wapakoneta and their children, Madelynne Watern, Katherynne Watern, Peyton Watern, Carson Watern, Lillyanne Watern and Hayden Watern; adopted daughters, Sandra Nelson and Freda O'Bryan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Margie Watern of Florida, Howard and Jan Watern of Florida; sister, Ruth Lambright of Westerville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Fred was an active member of the Harrison Street Baptist Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantry Soldier. Fred retired from the United States Army Reserve with over 21 years of honorable service as a Sergeant First Class, Infantry Instructor with Co. A 2nd BN, 70th Inf Div(IT).During his tenure in the U.S. Army Reserve, Fred was called to active duty to serve during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Fred also retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1992, after 30 years of loyal service.

Fred enjoyed woodworking, model trains and most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. Fred was affectionately known as "Papaw Tractor" for his love of antique tractors and would always give his family tractor rides.

Fred was dearly loved by his family and his church family at Harrison Street Baptist Church.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, August 24,2016 at 1:00 pm at the Harrison Street Baptist Church, 140 Harrison Street, New Madison, Oh. Friends and Family may call on Wednesday, August 24,2016 from 11:00 am until 1:00pm also at the church.

Memorial contributions in Fred's honor may be made to the Harrison Street Baptist Church.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to www.braundpope.com.com

Leona M. “Lea” Smith (August 18, 2016)

Leona M. “Lea” Smith, age 90 of Sunbury, Ohio and formerly of Greenville passed at 6:22 PM Thursday August 18, 2016 in the Country View of Sunbury. She was born November 26, 1925 in Hartford County Maryland and the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Clara (Torbert) Waltimyer.

Leona retired in 1987 from the former Ella Van Dyke St. Clair Home of Greenville and was a member of the Fort Jefferson United Methodist Church and for many years was a volunteer with the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Smith in 2009. They were married August 30, 1947. Also by her sisters Cora Seitz, Ruth Leftwich and Maud Brown; brother Alton Waltimyer.

Leona is survived by her sons Michael R. (Audrey) Smith of Scottsdale, AZ and Gregory A. (Cheryl) Smith of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren Brady Smith, Brian Smith, Matthew Smith, Kirstyn (Justin)
Shumaker and Logan Smith; great grandson Hayes Shumaker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday August 25, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Kimberly Kay Gump (August 14, 2016)

Kimberly Kay Gump, 57, of Greeneville Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 in her home after battling a variety of long- term chronic illnesses.

She was born March 29, 1959 in Greeneville, OH to Barbara (Keaser) Gump and the late Robert Gump.

She worked as an insurance agent for over 20 years before becoming too ill to work. More importantly, she was a constantly available mother to the love of her life, her son Zachary. She played her most important role as an involved mother. Kim was also an avid sports fan, loved to celebrate Christmas and spent any extra time working in her flower garden.

In addition to her mother, Kim is survived by her son, Zachary Fox, and her younger brothers, Randy and Rick Gump. She is also survived by many cousins and close friends, most of which are long-term friends. Some live as far away as California or outside the U.S, and all are better for having known her.

A memorial service, in her honor, will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM in the Wayne Crossing Leasing Office, 888 Russ Road, Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John A. McEldowney (August 14, 2016)

John A. McEldowney, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 9:45 A.M. on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at his residence. John was born November 14, 1928, in Darke County to the late Leo & Ethel (Simon) McEldowney.

John is survived by his wife, Joyce A. (Robison) McEldowney whom he married June 5, 1965; brothers & sister-in-law, Cletus & Pat McEldowney of Arcanum and Jerome “Jerry” McEldowney of St. Marys; sister, Jeanette Monnin of Russia; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

John was also preceded in death by his sisters, Winifred Davidson, Bertha “Bert” Young, Katherine McClurg, Virginia Weyandt and Thelma Shade; brothers-in-law, Robert Davidson, Richard McClurg, Bob Weyandt, Denis Monnin and Francis Shade; and sister-in-law, Barb McEldowney.

John served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. John was a truck driver. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 19, 2016, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Michael A. Kniesley Sr. (August 13, 2016)

Michael A. Kniesley Sr., age 55, of Painter Creek passed away at 4:17 P.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Michael was born August 22, 1960, in Greenville to the late Donald & Anita (Schultz) Kniesley.

Michael is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Mike & Liz Kniesley Jr. of Arcanum; daughters & sons-in-law, Allison & Phillip McGuffie of Pleasant Hill and Shelley & Will Sprehe of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Molly Kniesley, Avery Kniesley, Mac Kniesley, Huxley Kniesley, Phillip McGuffie Jr. and Lucas Sprehe; and a brother & sister-in-law, Nick & Marilyn Kniesley of Palestine.

Michael worked at Andersons Marathon Ethanol Plant in Greenville.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Stelvideo Christian Church 6808 Church Street (Stelvideo) Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, August 15, 2016

Jacob "Jake" Eugene Brower (August 13, 2016)

Jacob "Jake" Eugene Brower, age 43, of New Paris, OH, passed away, early Saturday morning, August 13, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.

He was born Sunday, October 22, 1972 in Greenville, Ohio a son of Jean (Studebaker) Morgan of New Paris, OH, and the late John Jacob Brower,Jr.

Jake is survived by his step-father, Henry Morgan of New Paris, OH; brother, Juan Brower of Brookville, OH; sister, Angela (George) Smith of New Paris, OH; nieces and nephews, Roxanne Brower, Toni Gail Brower, Amethyst Smith, Megan Smith, Autumn (James) Ripberger and Justin Smith; great nieces and nephews, Luke Cozart, Draven Dare and Mya Brower; and step grandparents, Chuck & Rena Morgan of Arcanum, OH. Jake was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Oliver Floyd Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.

Anne D. (Knapp) Long (August 12, 2016)

Anne D. (Knapp) Long, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:31 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Anne was born September 2, 1940, in Watertown, New York, to the late Arthur & Alza (Allen) Knapp.

Anne is survived by her husband, Joyce L. Long whom she married November 26, 1959; daughter & son-in-law, Sandra & Jim Cole of Dillsboro, Indiana; son & daughter-in-law, Aaron & Jodi Long of Troy, grandchildren, Courtney Long, Brandon & Ashley Shellabarger, Jeremy Shellabarger, Whitney Dodd & fiancé, Chad Dross, Madelynn Long and Gabriel Long; 9 great-grandchildren; niece, Betsy Ballinger of Vermont; cousin, Leland Bellinger of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Joyce Long; brothers, William, Allen, Arthur, John, Carl and Jerry Knapp; and sisters, Helen Fitzgerald and Mary Merrill.

Anne retired from Wayne HealthCare in Greenville where she was a switchboard operator for 28 ½ years. Anne was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville and volunteered for the Darke County Board of Elections.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the First Congregational Christian Church 115 West Fifth Street Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Vernon Allison (August 10, 2016)

Vernon Allison, age 87, was welcomed into heaven on August 10, by his Savior, Jesus Christ. He reunited with his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice (nee Seybert), his parents and sisters, and many friends and family members. He will be missed by his four children, Chris (Debi), Sandy (Paul), Myrrh (Jef), and Bob (Susan), twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as the friends left behind.

Vernon was a twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force where he served during the end of World War II as a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was a member of the 339th Fighter Squadron and was crew chief of an F-61 fighter; he was an instructor through the years of the Korean War and Vietnam. Vernon spent another twenty-five years as an instructor with NCR.

He loved music, and sang in church choirs from childhood. He could fix nearly anything, and taught his children that they could do anything if they kept trying. He was generous and caring. He was never too busy to help family or friends, and always shared a smile and kind word in the process.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jef Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Arlene Kay Fullroth (August 12, 2016)

Arlene Kay Fullroth, age 73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:10 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Arlene was born December 20, 1942, in Greenville to Lowell E. Carter of Greenville and the late Sarah K. (Grim) Carter.

In addition to her father, Arlene is also survived by her husband, Junior Fullroth whom she married July 27, 1963; children, Linda & Chris Crumrine of Greenville, Kevin & Kelly Fullroth of Greenville, Brian & Jodi Fullroth of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Carol & Mike Kocher of McDonough, Georgia; grandchildren, Jason Fullroth, Ashley Fullroth, Maisie Kocher, Kristen Fullroth, Tiffany Fullroth, Courtney Fullroth, Alyssa Kocher and Sarah Crumrine; great-grandchildren, Liam Fullroth, Aubrie Feliciano-Kocher and Lily Fullroth; brothers & sisters, Larry & Gene Carter of Columbus, Barb & John Schlimmer of Arizona, Gloria & Ed Ault of Greenville, Loretta & John Coppess of Mason and Terry & Diane Carter of Ninety Six, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arlene was a homemaker. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville and was a former member of the Ansonia First Church of God.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Rick Kavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, August 12, 2016

Josephine T. Cipriani (August 11, 2016)

Josephine T. Cipriani, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Monessen, PA passed away at 9:27 PM Wednesday August 11, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living surrounded by her family.
She was born January 22, 1923 in Monessen, PA and the daughter of the late Joseph and Carlotta (Agnolucci) Troilo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene A. Cipriani May 11, 2005; also her sisters Erma Connair and Valia Reach.

Josephine is survived by her children Kathy (Don) Lockhart of Greenville, Ohio and Edward G. Cipriani of McLean, VA.; grandchildren Matthew Lockhart, Christopher Lockhart and Anthony Cipriani as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Grandview Cemetery Monessen, PA. There will be no visitation.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County, Ohio.

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Wanda J. Staley (August 9, 2016)

Wanda J. Staley, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:58 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Wanda was born June 24, 1928, in Darke County to the late Verl Samuel & Marguerite Edna (Voisard) Richhart.

Wanda is survived by her children, Michael Staley of Versailles, Jean Staley of Friendship, Wisconsin, and Jill Grillot of Versailles; grandchildren, Shawn Lenze, Shannon Lenze, Sheri Lenze, Tyler Bolden, Jessica Denney, Joshua Staley, Ben Staley, Suzanne Staley, Neil Staley, Robert Grillot and Adam Grillot; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; brother, Russell Teddy Richhart of Hickory, North Carolina; cousin, Charlie Voisard of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Staley on September 27, 2001 whom she married July 7, 1951; sons, Jeffrey Staley and a stillborn infant; sisters, Reva Keller and Joann Richhart; and brothers, Jack, James and Robert Eddy Richhart.

Wanda graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1946. She retired from Sam’s Place in Versailles where she was a cook for 28 ½ years. Wanda was a life member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Women. Wanda was a former member of the Versailles Chapter Member #113 of the Order of Eastern Star where she was Past Matron and served as Secretary for 18 years. Wanda was a volunteer for the Western Ohio Rifle League serving as Secretary and Treasurer for 40 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Phyllis A. Overholser (August 9, 2016)

Phyllis A. Overholser, age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 10:16 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Phyllis was born September 22, 1934 in Darke County to the late Jack & Audrey (Marick) Peters.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Bud C. Overholser whom she married July 19, 1952; children, Sonnie & Bob Rhoades of Webster, Steve & Gracie Overholser of Greenville, Boo & Peggy Overholser of Bradford and Ben & Gail Overholser of Greenville; grandchildren, Marie & Brent Carity, Carrie & Eric Behlke, Emily & Rick Clark, Niki Routt, Tyler Overholser, Mandi & Joe Zwiesler, Lydia & Jeremy Brenner, Aaron & Lindsey Overholser and Josh Overholser & fiancée, Jennifer Hall; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Athleen Buhrman of Arcanum; sister-in-law, Barbara Christner of Thomson, Georgia; brother-in-law, Richard Overholser of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher S. Overholser; brother, John Peters; sister, Zona Bashore; and brother-in-law, Larry Overholser.

Phyllis formerly worked at JC Penney and was head cook at Greenville Junior and Senior High Schools. Phyllis was a member of the Webster United Methodist Church. Phyllis was a former 4-H Advisor.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Darla J. Robbins (August 7, 2016)

Darla J. Robbins age 71, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away at 10:35 A.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. Darla was born April 12, 1945, in Piqua to the late Alfred Riegle and Dorothy (Shepherd) Riegle Wade.

Darla is survived by her husband, Rick D. Robbins whom she married May 18, 1991; daughter & son-in-law, Jeri & Rob Widener of Rossburg; step children, Charles, Rochelle and Katrina; grandchildren, Josh Harmon, Robbie Widener and Jerrod Widener; brother & sister-in-law, Jack & Barb Riegle of Lakeland, Florida; sister & brother-in-law, Roberta & John Westfall of Greenville; step brother & step sister-in-law, Chad & Geraldine Wade of Union City, Ohio; step sister, Dorla Algoe of Atlantic City, New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darla was also preceded in death by her step father, Dan Wade; nephew, Barry Riegle; niece, Cheryl Baldridge; and step brother-in-law, Richard Algoe.

Darla retired from Neff Lettering in Greenville and Piqua Paper Box in Piqua.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossburg Fire Department. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

Patricia I. Baker (August 6, 2016)

Patricia I. Baker, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 10:25 AM Saturday August 6, 2016 at the Oakley Place in Greenville. Patricia was born November 29, 1928 in Troy, Ohio and the daughter of the late Carl & Dora (Niswonger) Fry.

After her high school graduation, she went to Cosmetology School in Dayton and became a Hair Stylists.

Patricia was a member of the Ansonia United Church of Christ, a member and past Matron of the Ansonia Eastern Star, a longtime member of the Troy Moose Lodge and Ansonia American Legion. She loved to dance, particularly square dancing and even became a Square Dance Caller, play bingo, visit the Casino and play cards with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Ralph Jacobs in 1955 and Harold Baker in 1986; granddaughter Patricia M. Quintor and sister Kay Roberts.

Patricia is survived by her daughters Sherry Deubner, Kathy Quintor and Carla (Charlie) Wysong all of Greenville and Cheryl Shultz of California; grandchildren Troy Deubner, Brian Deubner, Aaron Deubner, Ramon Quintor, Peggy Edwards, Doug Edwards, Eric Lacey and Ralph J. Lacey; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and 2 nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday August 10, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com